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Aurora (Country: Finland; Director: Miia Tervo; Writer: Miia Tervo; Stars: Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Amir Escandari)
Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love.
Being Impossible (Yo, Imposible) (Country: Venezuela, Colombia; Year: 2018; Director: Patricia Ortega; Writer: Enmanuel Chávez, Patricia Ortega; Stars: Belkis Avilladares, Lucía Bedoya, María Elena Duque)
A young woman discovers she was submitted to several surgeries to 'correct' her intersex body as a baby. She has to find her own self outside gender binaries.
Days Of The Whale (Country: Colombia; Year: 2018; Director: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo; Writer: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo)
Two young graffiti artists defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint over a threat, written in a wall, a mural of a whale.
Vai (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2019; Director: Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina McCartney, Nicole Whippy, Sharon Whippy)
A portmanteau feature film by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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